Program Director & Adjunct Lecturer
Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce
Dr. Vickery has taught in the public schools of Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas for 35 yearsteaching grades 2-6 in elementary school and reading to all levels. Dr. Vickery has been active in the field of dyslexia and related written-language disorders in the capacity of teacher, therapist, public school administrator, and University Program Director.
In 1982 she helped establish the Multisensory Learning Center at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville and served as the Center Director until 2002.
Since 1995 she has served as the Dyslexia Coordinator for the Greenville Independent School District and as 504 Coordinator since 2001.
In 1999 she joined the staff of Southern Methodist Universitys Learning Therapy Program as the Introductory Course Coordinator.
In 2001 she became the Director of the Learning Therapy Program at SMU, and she has been instrumental in the accreditation of the LT Program at both the teaching and therapist levels through IMSLEC.
In 2002 she played a key role is establishing Academic Enhancement Workshops for youth that are offered during the summer.
In 2004 she established the Diagnostic Center for Dyslexia and Related Disorders at the Learning Therapy Center.
She has served on all revisions of the Dyslexia Handbook Procedures for Dyslexia and Related Disorder for the state of Texas.
Dr. Vickery is a nationally respected dyslexia specialist; she currently teaches graduate-level courses at SMU through the Learning Therapist Graduate Certificate Program.
She has served on many task forces and committees for the Texas Education Agency and served as a resource for both public and private schools. She has been a guest speaker at parent and professional organizations at local, state, and national levels and conducted numerous in-service programs and teacher workshops since 1975. She received the 2002 Excellence in Education Award presented by the Dallas Branch International Dyslexia Association; Alumna of the Year 2001-2002 from Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; and Key Communicator Award, Greenville Independent School District. In 2008, Dr. Vickery received an International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) Innovator Award as an Outstanding Educator in a University at the annual meeting of the IMSLEC in Seattle. Click here to see the announcement. She was appointed by Governor Perry to the Dyslexia Interim Study Committee Dec. 2009.
International Dyslexia Association
Member of the Proposal Review Committee for 63rd Annual IDA Conference
Member of the Proposal Review Committee for 62nd Annual IDA Conference
Member of the Proposal Review Committee for 61th Annual IDA Conference
Member of the Proposal Review Committee for 60th Annual IDA Conference
Member of the Proposal Review Committee for 59th Annual IDA Conference
Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Academic Language Therapy Association
Chairman of ALTA 20th Anniversary Celebration committee
Chairman of ALTA 20th Anniversary Celebration Distinguished Awards
Chairman of Qualified Instructor Certifying committee
Chairman of Instructor Level committee
Chairman of Members Standards
Chairman of ALTAs Committee on IMSLEC-ALTA Relationship
Chairman of ALTAs Nominating Committee
Chairman and Member of ALTA Awards committee
Academic Language Therapy Association Foundation
Chairman of Aylett Cox Scholarship Committee
Academic Language Therapy Centers Council member-Executive Board member
Chairman of Ethics and Grievance committee
Executive committee member
International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council
Executive committee member
Vice President/President Elect
Chairman and member of College and University committee
Member of the nominating committee
Member of the Specific On-Site Evaluation Team
Liaison to ALTA
Dr. Vickery's degrees include an A.A. from Williams Baptist College, B.S.E. in Elementary Education from Arkansas State University, a M.Ed. in Reading from Arkansas State University, and an Ed.D. in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction with a comprehensive minor in Reading from Texas A & M (Commerce). After receiving her doctorate, she continued her studies to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist as well as an Academic Language Therapist Qualified Instructor as certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association. She is also a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist by the Texas Department of State Health Services.